On this page, you can get help with the following: text size, language options (there are 2 languages to choose from), searching, printing, PDF files, contacting us, website accessibility, and copyright.

Text size

Most browsers allow you to increase or decrease the size of the text displayed on web pages. If you use Internet Explorer, you can do so via menu > view > text size.

Also on tablet or smartphone

Our website is responsive. This means that it does not make any difference whether you use a computer, tablet or smartphone to view our website. The website will automatically adjust to the size of the screen to give you the best viewing result.

Language selection

At the top right-hand corner of each page, you will find language choice buttons. You can choose to see the website in the following languages:

  • Dutch
  • English

Not all parts of the Dutch site have been translated. If you think additional information needs to be translated, please let us know.

Searching this site

In the right-hand column of the page, under "Type in your question here" you can enter a question or keywords to search for information:

  1. If you type in your question as a sentence, e.g. "How can I apply for a Wuv benefit?", you will see a list of 5 search results in the form of questions. If any of these questions are relevant, you can click on them to see the answer.
  2. To search using keywords, you can enter from 2 to 8 words. For example, if you type in "Wuv" and "claim", you will see a list of questions relating to the words you typed, and below that, a list of other search results.


Do not fill in any personal details. You can only search through the information already available on this site.


On most pages you will see a print button which you can use to print the text on the page. If you want to print the page as you see it on your screen, use your browser's print button.

PDF files

A number of documents on this site are available as PDF files. To read PDF files, you need a program such as Adobe Reader. This program will probably already be installed on your computer, but if not, you can download it free of charge from adobe.nl.


If you would like to ask us a question, you can phone us, send us an email, write us a letter or visit us in person. You will find a contact link at the top right-hand side of each page.


The Sociale Verzekeringsbank has copyright on all texts and images on this website. However, parts of texts on this website may be reproduced provided that the source is quoted.